Definition of


  1. (verb, communication) be of different opinions
    She disagrees with her husband on many questions
  2. (verb, stative) be different

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Synonyms of Differ

disagree, dissent, take issue

Antonyms of Differ


Alternate forms of Differ

Derivations: difference, different

Hyponyms: clash, contradict, contrast, contravene, counterpoint, depart, deviate, dissent, diverge, negate, vary

Origin of the word Differ

  1. late 14c., from O.Fr. diferer, from L. differre "to set apart, differ," from dis- "away from" + ferre "carry" (see infer). Two senses that were present in L. have gone separate ways in Eng. since c.1500 with defer (transitive) and differ (intransitive). Related: Differed; differing. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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